Dissects the manufacturing process and process of a high-end computer manufacturers. The most important question is how the introduction of new products and ramp them quickly in a competitive environment where time-to-market is crucial. Focuses on engineering change orders – as proposed, documented, approved and implemented – and raises questions about how the process could be made more efficient. The case also allows students to other topics deal as how to organize pilot production mo … Read more »

Dissects the manufacturing process and process of a high-end computer manufacturers. The most important question is how the introduction of new products and ramp them quickly in a competitive environment where time-to-market is crucial. Focuses on engineering change orders – as proposed, documented, approved and implemented – and raises questions about how the process could be made more efficient. The case also allows students with other issues such as dealing, how to most effectively organize pilot production and how to organize the process in a system where many products are assembled on the same line.
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Kim B. Clark,
Karen J. Frost
Source: Harvard Business School
32 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 22, 1986. Prod #: 686 134 PDF-ENG
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (B) Solution case HBR